Nantucket Coop (12-18 chickens)

The gorgeous Nantucket, 6' length
The gorgeous Nantucket, 6' length
Back side of Nantucket, 6' length
Nantucket, 6' length
Feeder & Light Switch access door
Without Feed Saver option
Main access door, open
Main access door
Nest box access
Interior-Light Switch and Outlet
Interior-Pine shavings on floor
Night Night!

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Your Price:  $1,499.00
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10/28/15 - In September we hid this coop.  On his last two orders (1203130 & 1200871) Larry told me and the customer on multiple occasions that the coops had shipped and he would get us the tracking information.  Then a week later the same thing.  The 1203130 coop arrived damaged and Larry appears to be taking care of the customer.  I called and spoke to her and she is happy.  Ms. Fiedler on the other hand received her coop without nest boxes and Larry told us again over and over again they were going ot ship or had shipped only to find out they had not.  Today at least one nest box arrived.  Again, Larry promised the customer he was sending her a heater and it was not included.  I told the customer to pick out a Sweeter Heater and MPC will send it to her.

Per a recent email from Larry (after we hid his coop) he asked us to take it down as he is too busy right now to provide good service to the customers.

Per TT, we will not be selling these coops any longer. 

There's a lovely coop called Nantucket
To you we can most surely truck it
You will have such a yen
For the eggs from your hens
You'll gather each day in your bucket

Choose this coop, and your flock will have the most stylish home on the block! Elegant and efficiently functional, it will comfortably house up to 18 birds, depending on the length you choose. This is perfect for municipalities where you are permitted to own a larger number of birds, or in rural settings where you are not limited to a half dozen or fewer hens. Need to supply your family and some friends with eggs? It's no problem with a fully occupied Nantucket!

We find you coop-buying folks do about as much research as you would when buying a new car. We're confident you'll find that what sets this coop apart are the incredible value and good looks. Made by hand in the USA, too! Please allow 4-6 weeks for your coops to ship and read below for full product details.

While we make every effort to ensure the product you purchase meets your expectations, the actual product may differ slightly from images and renderings shown due to enhancements and/or modifications made at the discretion of the manufacturer.


Product Features:

The Nantucket at a Glance

  • Dimensions: 6' long by 46" wide by 47" tall interior space; roof overhangs 3" further in each direction.
  • Exterior house height is adjustable (instructions included); standard height is 6' to ridge.
  • Bird Capacity: 15
  • Nest Boxes: 4, constructed of Glasbord and Azek rot-proof material, an NAHB Research Center "Green Approved Product"
  • Total Roosting Space: 12'
  • Windows: 3 ribbon windows, two gable-end windows, each with removable plexiglass covers
  • Exterior Moulding Material: Azek rot-proof material, an NAHB Research Center "Green Approved Product"
  • Exterior Colors: tan siding (tough, exterior-grade acrylic paint), with white trim
  • Wall Material: 3/8" wood siding
  • Floor Material: CDX plywood
  • Wooden Legs (not included): Pressure-treated lumber recommended (untreated lumber will rot
  • Roof Material: Self-stick, precut black asphalt roofing or rigid sheet aluminum, your choice
  • Weight: 275 lbs


  • Delivery Options: Save $150 to ship to a nearby freight terminal. You'll need a large-bed pickup truck, and a way to tie the coop down, to transport it home.
  • Flooring Options: Plywood is standard; add Glasbord on top of it for $100 more.
  • Length: The standard length (or width, depending on how you want to look at it!) is 6 feet. Upgrade to 7' or 8' at $125 more per foot.
  • Electrical package: $130 more for a light bulb socket and tamper-proof electrical receptacle.
  • Roof Style: Black, self-stick, precut roofing tiles are standard. Upgrade to super heavy-duty aluminum roof for $135 more.

The Nantucket is a large, 4' x 6', elevated hen house.

Your birds will be able to sleep and lay their eggs up off of the ground, safely away from predators. They'll sleep comfortably at night inside the henhouse on 12' of internal roosting perches, which are 1.5" in diameter, with sanded edges. These perches are located in the center of the coop, giving you plenty of space for feeding, watering and nest boxes, to help limit waste droppings in those areas. The internal coop area measures 6' long by 46" wide, with a 3" roof overhang in each direction. If you want to accommodate more chickens, choose 7' or 8' lengths for $125 more per foot.

Built smart, by smart people, in the USA

The Nantucket is designed and built here in the USA! This hand-made New England-style coop has wonderful curb appeal, and plenty of natural light and ventilation. The unique design incorporates lightweight, indestructible PVC piping for structure, Azek rot-free trim material, and long-lasting siding and roofing materials. This coop is the brainchild of a 30-year, second generation Masachusetts coop builder who involves his local community in the building, including single mothers working in home shops, part-time college students, and his friends and kids. You can feel good about buying this coop, and you can be sure it'll last a very long time.

Access and Cleaning

The front side of the henhouse holds three doors. The smaller door at left accesses the light socket and outlet, should you choose that option. This is a great place to store your feeder and waterer, too. The second and third doors, on the right, is actually a unique door-within-a-door design: open the smaller door to gather eggs, and the larger door for big clean-ups. Fresh, delicious eggs are waiting for you just inside the smaller egg collection door, from which you can access the four removable nest boxes inside of the henhouse. The nest boxes are constructed of Azek rot-free material and are one modular unit (each measuring 11" x 12" x 11") that you can remove when it's time to clean house. We highly recommend the $100 Glasbord floor option; it'll make cleanup that much easier and extend the life span of your coop.

Windows and Ventilation

Little peek-in windows covered in 1/2" hardware cloth let you check on your birds inside the henhouse without the need to open any doors to take a look. These, along with the upper cupola windows (which span three sides of the coop) provide great ventilation--the best on any coop we offer. Ventilation is an important part of good flock health and comfort, as well as minimizing odors. Now standard with your purchase are removable Plexiglass shields that slide through slotted notches above and below each window. They sit approximately 1/4 inch off the hardware cloth to allow air flow while protecting from rain, snow and driving winds. providing protection from the elements.

Light Socket and Electrical Outlet

With the light bulb socket, not only can you easily see your chickens inside, but the flock will naturally be drawn indoors as the sun sets if the coop is lit up. In addition to the lights, a tamper-proof electrical outlet inside the henhouse means you can install a heated waterer or water heater base so you don't have to worry about the flock's water freezing in the wintertime. The electrical can be fed by a direct burial wire or just an extension cord running to your home.

Want a run?

It's so easy to go to the hardware store and buy some lumber to connect the pressure-treated 2x4 legs, and hardware cloth to attach all the way around the base and footprint. (We used 2x3 wood, screwed on with exterior grade roofing screws, and attached the hardware cloth with heavy-duty staples.) With these changes, you can leave the door from the coop to the run open in all but the most sever weather, so your flock can go outside as soon as they wake up in the morning. With some additional lumber and hardware cloth, you can extend the size of your run indefinitely. 

Please keep in mind that this coop, like every coop we sell at My Pet Chicken, is NOT intended for full-time confinement. You will need to provide an outdoor run in which your hens can spend most of their time--or allow them to free range.


The Nantucket ships as a complete unit with basic assembly required. The standard,coop weighs about 200 lbs before it is completely set up; once the doors, legs, nest boxes, and roosting are set in place, it weighs about 275 lbs. Simple instructions are provided with the coop, and it typically only takes about an hour to complete. You will need to purchase four, five foot long 2 x 4's, which you will slide into slots provided to serve as legs. The coop can be moved easily in a pickup truck or on an open trailer. It is also easily moved by laying down PVC pipe on the ground and sliding the lightweight unit to its destination—then you simply tilt it back to slide in the legs and stand it up.


Estimated delivery time is 4-6 weeks after you place your order. The coop will be placed in your driveway, and two able-bodied adults should be able to place it pretty easily. The freight company will call to schedule delivery. If you would like to receive your coop at a freight terminal and save $150, you may find your nearest YRC freight terminal here.

Please note: we do not have a storefront and orders cannot be picked up from our location. We can only ship within the United States. Shipment of chicken coops is limited to the 48 contiguous states and not Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the other U.S. territories.